Mara Donahoe has been involved in homeschooling for more than 20 years and has been part of the greater Los Angeles home school community since 2004. She helped to found Urban Homeschoolers, but subsequently left to spend more time with her family.

Mara’s formal education includes a B.A. in Comparative History of Ideas from the University of Washington. This turned out to be a perfect background for a home school parent educator. It has allowed Mara to explore and embrace a broad scope of methods and topics that interested her children so that they could pursue their passions as their education.

Her knowledge of many issues families face and her passion for learning have kept her involved even as her own children have grown and moved on from the bulk of their education being her daily responsibility.

Mara’s son who is 21 attended Pasadena City College beginning at 16 and is currently working for a start up gaming tournament company. Her daughter who just turned 18 has also taken classes at PCC. She has also done a few internships in fashion and styling and directed her first short film this year.